Many people develop an accumulation of excess fat under the chin and in the upper part of the neck, leading to what’s commonly known as the “double-chin.” Until now, the only effective way to improve this problem involved surgery. KYBELLA® is the first and only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for the reduction of excess fat under the chin. KYBELLA® is an injectable procedure designed to dissolve fat under the chin without the need for liposuction or surgery. Our experienced dermatologists at the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center were among the first physicians in the nation to be certified to administer KYBELLA® treatment.
What are the benefits of KYBELLA®?
KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment for the reduction of submental fullness (excess fat under the chin). The appearance of a “double-chin” is extraordinarily common, even in patients who are of a healthy weight. A “double-chin” often affects the entire facial aesthetic, and makes people very self-conscious about the way they look. KYBELLA® offers a way to significantly reduce excess fat in the area and beautifully improve the profile of your face. Benefits of this procedure include:
- Reduction of excess fat under the chin for a more contoured facial appearance
- Surgery is not required
- Quick, in-office procedure
- The results are typically long-lasting
It’s important to note that, while many patients may benefit from KYBELLA®, it may not be the ideal procedure for everyone. Patients with loose skin under the chin rather than excess fat may not be candidates for KYBELLA®. Our dermatologists will meet with you for an initial consultation to discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and determine whether KYBELLA® is the best treatment option for you.
How is the KYBELLA® procedure performed?
KYBELLA®, formerly known as ATX-101, is a customized injectable treatment that can be performed right here in our office. It contains deoxycholic acid, which is a molecule that occurs naturally in our bodies and helps break down dietary fat. KYBELLA® works to effectively eliminate excess fat cells in the chin, thereby destroying their ability to store or accumulate fat. Once destroyed, the treated fat cells will be removed from the body through normal metabolic processes.
Our dermatologist will inject KYBELLA® into targeted areas of the chin with a fine needle; the treatment area can be numbed prior to the injections to minimize discomfort. The entire procedure typically takes only about 15 to 20 minutes or less, depending on the size of the area being treated.
What about recovery?
Patients may have some swelling, bruising, and temporary numbness in the treated area for a few days after the KYBELLA® procedure. Multiple treatment sessions, between two to four, may be required to obtain the best results.
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For more information on non-surgical KYBELLA® treatment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your options, please contact our office today.